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Gateway To The Blues Visitor Center & Museum

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Needed An Old Fashioned Map

+JMJ+ Traveled down from Memphis and needed to get my bearings. Nothing like a paper map to set... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Neat exhibits, friendly staff but $25 for entry for three people for a very small museum

The exhibits are really neat at this museum we just happened upon. Play the diddley bow, it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Krista P
Portage, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

+JMJ+ Traveled down from Memphis and needed to get my bearings. Nothing like a paper map to set the world straight, and they had it and many more brochures, etc to explain why you'd venture down to this remote, cotton field, part of Mississippi. Now...More

Thank mother15
Reviewed 6 days ago

The exhibits are really neat at this museum we just happened upon. Play the diddley bow, it was really cool to do! We did think it was a bit pricey to get in for the size of the museum, though.

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here twice and it just keeps getting better. A must see! SUPER friendly staff. Both the museum and gift shop are wonderful!

Thank April2171
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gateway to the Blues is an unexpected surprise. It is old and shabby on the outside but filled with Blues information on the inside. There is a museum and interactive activities. There is also a small gift shop. It should not be missed.

Thank marcar154
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very simply, start any tour here. The museum has interactive exhibits, as well as the usual guitars and other memorabilia that others offer The big difference is that this museum explains the the significance. Nowhere else will you find the one stringed diddly bow with...More

1  Thank redneckersson5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum, lots of interactive stuff to see and do, lots of artifacts left there by musicians and even the option to record your own blues song. Good place for blues lovers and also a good place to learn a lot more about it.

Thank Ayllas D
Reviewed 13 October 2018

There are many blues museums in Mississippi but this is one of the better ones. It's a convenient pit stop when you drive from Memphis south to Clarksdale and although I am a repeat visitor, I find it reinvigorates my interest in the region and...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great people working at this place. what a refershing tourist place to visit welcoming you 2 the state. Here you can get maps of the Blues Trail

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Small building. Few pamphlets you can get free. Museum cost $10 so we didn’t go in. Friendly staff. Only takes a few minutes out of your time to stop.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

In a few words you will know what and how the blues was born. Fantastic museum with lots of information and objects. The presentation is really amazing. At the entrance you will be warm welcomed. Really very good!

Thank Adriana L
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2 January 2017|
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ADMISSION: $10 Adults $5 Kids (12 & Under) MUSEUM HOURS: Summer (Mar-Oct) Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-6pm Winter (Nov-Feb) Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm